Jul 16, 2018

{Fun in the Country and Beach Time is a Comin'}


Nothing like walking outside your home and picking beautiful flowers! But oh has this heat been a killer on my pretties. At least I have been able to enjoy a few pretty blooms. 


Me and this sweet girl made cookie dough chocolate chip cupcake brownies together. Of course licking the bowl was her favorite part! She and her older sister stay with me one night and one day each week through the summer and we have had so much fun. 



And I am sure you know by now that we do lots of baking at Nana's house. We went straight to baking with our hair a mess and no makeup on but who cares, right? Well my 14 year old granddaughter might care when she realizes nana posted this picture huh?  Our Jacksonville Baptist Association was having a banquet at our church so this grandgirl and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing with a blueberry on top for their event. And of course licking the beaters is the favorite part! 




She may need a hair cut before long.

Our sweet newest addition to our family came to visit and I could kiss her sweet little lips off! I do too every chance I get. She is beginning to want to coo now and is the cutest thing. 



Older sister loves playing in her baby pool and with her water table when at Nana's. Of course she had to show off her little bracelets. In her hand is a costume ring. Her first place to go to when at my house is my jewelry box. And of course I let her play with what she wants too. 



My favorite grandson (I only have one grandson) has been a busy boy at our church. We have a group of men called "Carpenters For Christ" and they do so many good things for churches all around the state and a lot for our community as well. They are currently working on several projects at our church and my grandson has been helping to make that happen. He has such a wonderful servant's heart. Melts this Nana's heart for sure. 



These sisters spent the night with me so their mom and dad could have a little outing for their wedding anniversary and we had fun painting toe nails and doing makeup. Wish I could hire Mallory to come and do my makeup daily! 



Mallory even talked her Papa into letting her give him a spa treatment on his feet and hands. He said, "Don't think my feet and hands have ever felt so good". LOL! What us grandparents will let the kiddos do! 



And.....Just so you know because YES, I am excited....I am out of pocket for 9 days beginning Thursday and for 7 of those days I will be at my HAPPY PLACE! It's time for our family beach vacation and we have such a good time together. I am truly blessed that our daughters along with their families enjoy these special times together.  I have already began my packing! Ain't nobody leaving without me! 

So, I will see you all when I return to blog land in a few weeks. We are gonna make some memories for memory lane. 



I would like to leave you with this today. Our youth department is being renovated and each youth could write a scripture on the cement floors before re-doing them. My oldest grandchild and granddaughter wrote this verse. I have always loved this verse. Maybe someone reading this today needs a reminder that our God is always with us...no matter what we walk through...HE IS THERE

Happy Week to you all. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 






52 comments:

  1. Your hubby is a very brave man, giggling. I'm so very happy for your beachgoing, smiles. Keeping you in prayer, smiles.

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    1. LOL! Yes he was Linda. I am ready for Happy Place. But I would live there if my man would and my children would and ESPECIALLY if my grands would. LOL!

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  2. OH MY.....BUSY, BUSY, BUSY and it looks as if you are enjoying it all. Nice...Girls, you have all girls but one boy. I have 2 grandsons and my daughter just married a man with 4..NO GIRLS! haha. THank you for stopping in and leaving comments while I was away visiting my son. I had a blast of course. Last two days have me taking it easy after the reunion. You know when the body says it is enough, it is enough.

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    1. I am glad you had fun. I enjoyed your pics. YES, the women in our family surely out number the men. LOL!

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  3. You sure do have fun with those grandkids and you can tell they love spending time with you guys! Have a wonderful, restful and fabulous vacation!

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    1. Thanks Heather. We do enjoy them. My 7 year old grandgirl tells me every single week...Nana, I wish we could just start our time all over! MELTS A NANA'S HEART!

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  4. you and your grands have such fun together, Cindy, and I love those sweet smiling faces. That was so cute that your hubby let them work on a spa treatment for his feet. Yes, we certainly would have a fun camp with our grands if we lived closer! How sweet to capture that photo of what Raygen wrote on the cement floor, too. I'd be kissing those lips of your baby grand, too. Don't those kids do our hearts good, and bring such joy?
    I don't know if I've ever told you, but I have those same plates as in your top photo of your darling granddaughter holding those fabulous brownie cookie dough cupcakes.
    Have fun at your happy place, making lots of fun memories! xx

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    1. Kitty, he had to TIP too! LOL! That spa treatment cost him. Yes we would have a wonderful time together with our Nana camops! I love those plates. I only have 4 of them with a large serving bowl to match but love them. They are so pretty. Making my list now of WHAT NOT to forget for the beach.

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  5. Oh, have a wonderful time with your family at the beach! What a blessing to be able to do that. And wow! Such little darlin's you have to come and pamper you and their papa that way...and to bake such lovely things and have so much fun together...You are truly, truly blessed. Thank you for sharing the joy with us.

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    1. We are looking forward to our beach time. I am hoping to get in at least one more beach getaway before Fall activities begin. Of course as you know, here in Florida, we can pretty much go to the beach anytime with this weather! LOL!

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  6. All the grands are smart, good looking, and kind. 😁 The baby grand is adorable with her amazing head of hair. Caught you in time to wish you a wonderful family vacation at the beach. What fun!

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    1. Thank you Vee. We sure enjoy those babies . Glad you came by to visit .

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  7. Cindy, you have such a beautiful family. I love that your grands spend time with you. I miss my little one because she at the beach. Enjoy your special family vacation! Hugs, Pam

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    1. Awe she have so much to tell you wh n she returns . I’m sure she misses you .

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  8. Oh, Cindy! ENJOY your happy place.
    Rest, relax and spoil each other.
    Love seeing the fun times of baking and having a spa time with your grands. They are the cutest and I know sweetest kids.
    Will be thinking of you enjoying your happy place.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie . Any day of beach time is good for me . We are looking forward to going . The kids are so excited too .

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  9. Your grandkids always have a blast with you! I'm intrigued by the cookie dough chocolate chip cupcake brownie. YUM! Enjoy your beach vacation and I'll see in you a few weeks.

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    1. They were so good too ! Especially with a glass of milk .😂

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  10. All of your grandchildren are so precious, Cindy. The girls are all beautiful and I am so blessed by your grandson and how he is helping with the workings going on at church. Definitely a special guy!

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    1. Thank you . We enjoy doing things together . My grandson truly does have a little servants heart . I hope he always stays that way ❤️

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  11. Oh, Cindy, those cupcake brownies look so good. I may have to look for that recipe. And, I know your Grans love coming to your house to make memories. Have an awesome time at the beach with your family. We'll sure miss you but will be eagerly awaiting your return. Hugs!

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    1. I’ll catxh back up with pictures for sure . Wish i was headed there now 😊 I’m ready to just sit a spell and read a good book .

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  12. Ahh...reading this made me smile!
    You have such sweet grandchildren and it is precious to see how you invest in their lives by spending quality time with them, doing the things they love!
    Thank you for all the kind notes you lead on my blog, Cindy! I truly appreciate them!
    Much love to you and happy Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you sweet girl . So glad you stopped by. An investment in the life of those you live the most is never done in vain ❤️

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  13. Mr. Marty is such a good sport! Y'all have such a good time with your grands! I can't believe how big they're all getting. You need another grand boy to keep the one company! Like our girl needs a sister! ☺ Hope you have a great time at the beach. Can't wait to see the pictures! Stay safe! 💜

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    1. Thanks Deb . I keep saying we need at least one more grandson 😂 yes i hope to have some pictures to show . I’m sure we will snap a few . Ha!

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  14. Oh, what fun times you’re having!! Those grandkids keep you happy and busy! Enjoy your special vacation time and stay cool, Cindy!

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    1. Yes they sure do keep us busy . We are sure looking forward to our beach time .

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  15. What a fun post, dear Cindy! Now I know why you keep those grands around...LOL! How much fun you were having, and what a good sport that man of yours is! (Of course who could pass up such pampering? I would let anyone who dares play with my feet 'til the cows come home!) I know I don't need to tell you to have a wonderful time at the beach. See you when you get back! HUGS!

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    1. Thanks friend . We are looking forward to some rest as well as fun . I’ll be keeping up with you while gone on fb .❤️

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  16. What great moments! I'm sorry I've been mia, but like you, I've had lots of things going on with kids. lol We've celebrated 2 out of 3 birthdays and have a wedding reception planned, a year later after our wedding in Louisiana! So much going on, but I wanted to stop by and say hello. I loved seeing all the photos of your grandkids. Such special memories!!

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    1. So glad you had a little break lady . I know you are busy . So glad you came by . Thanks for your sweet words .

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  17. I wondered when your family beach trip was coming up. Adorable pictures of the kids Cindy. Love the pedi and mani going on there. Ha! That baby will be getting a hair cut before long for sure. My grands had very little hair and what they did have they lost it time they were 4 months old or so. But now one of my granddaughters has a head full of thick curly hair. Have fun with your family at the beach. If you get a chance send me the name of the condo you stay at. We are thinking about doing a sister trip with some of the ladies at church late August.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. We are looking forward to some fun in the sun. Well, a lot of TENT too! LOL! I just sent you the information you asked for. I have a friend that she and her sisters does a 3 day beach trip together there. It would be fun.

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  18. Looking forward to seeing beach photos when you return.

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    1. I am quite sure I will have a few to share. Ha!

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  19. Your family is so sweet! How fun to go to the beach with them all. Have a wonderful time!!

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  20. Oh dear friend, have a wonderful time with your gorgeous family, nothing beats that ! We were just at the beach for a week at our daughter Sofia's beautiful resort apartment where we enjoyed the sun, the food we made, and of course, our grandgirls. She's also pregnant and we can't wait to meet our new 'grandson' too !
    Enjoy and wish you and yours a marvelous time !
    Fabby

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    1. Thanks Fabby. I am sure you all had a grand time together and I am excited about you getting a new grandson too! The grands are precious.

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  21. Great that they can spent a night and day a week with you. The spa sessions look wonderful! Have fun at the beach everyone! Nancy

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    1. Never a dull moment around my house for sure when kids are around . Yes i will miss them when school starts back .

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  22. Have a great time at your happy place Cindy along with that great big family of yours.

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    1. Thanks Mary . We sure hope to have a good time .

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  23. Andrea Shay CrawfordJuly 20, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Loved your blog today sweet friend.:)) Have a wonderful time on vacay at the beach! Love you bunches.:)))

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    1. Thank you sister . Gonna make some memories .❤️

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  24. You have such cute grands, and what a wonderful grandmother you are. An escape to a beach house sound mighty fine right now! Hope you have tons of fun with your darling family!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. Have a wonderful time with your family at de beach. Enjoy your happy place. Hug Cindy.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. We had a wonderful time.

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  26. Cindy,
    So much great family time here!! That is wonderful!! I laughed when I saw that you hubby was getting a pedicure!! Joe would have kicked her in the teeth as he is deadly ticklish when it comes to his feet. No one touches his feet!! LOL! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. We had a great time. I am ticklish in some places on my feet too! LOL!

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy